Make Every Step Count For Your Community

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the unbreakable spirit of runners and walkers with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

In 2018 our fundraisers raised the most funds ever at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon and achieved our goal of $620,000 which is a huge accomplishment! The grand total raised was $627,649. This year also welcomed 65 official charities to the challenge.

There are multiple ways to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge:

  • Register for the 5KM, 10KM, 15KM Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, or Youth Run at this year’s Blue Nose Marathon and at the same time, sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge
  • Donate to a fundraiser or team, or view our list of Official Charities to make a direct donation
  • Register as an official charity

Help our official charities reach their goals while you achieve yours! As Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, 100%* of the funds you raise will go directly to your chosen charity.

Congratulations On Helping Surpass $50 Million!

In 2016 alone, you and other runners at Scotiabank sponsored marathon events across Canada helped raise over $7.7 million dollars for over 550 charities. In fact, since the Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003, you’ve helped raise over $53 million! Thank you for making a difference.

*Scotiabank pays for online transaction fees when fundraisers use the Artez fundraising platform.


You can visit our FAQ page or contact our

Scotiabank Charity Coordinator Darren Brackley: